Tagged: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

VA Electronic Healthcare

VA rolls out new patient-appointment tool, as part of electronic health record modernization transformation

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched a new appointment scheduling tool Aug. 21 at the VA Central Ohio Healthcare System to make medical visits more efficient for care providers and Veterans. A critical component of VA’s Electronic Health Record Modernization (EHRM) effort, the Centralized Scheduling Solution (CSS) will be implemented at all VA health facilities to expedite patient-care coordination throughout the department. “VA has delivered an enhanced scheduling system that will benefit Veterans and health care… Read more

Judge Allows Department of Veterans Affairs to Ignore Veteran Preference When Awarding Contracts

Due to an apparent legislative gap, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) doesn’t have to give former service members’ small businesses preference for all of their contracts.  This alarming decision could impact $3 billion in federal contracts each year. On November 27th, U.S. Federal Claims Judge Nancy Firestone ruled against a bid protest filed by a Maryland veteran owned business.  Firestone said… Read more